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15 South - Digital History Blog

Welcome to 15 South, the online blog of the Adams County Historical Society! We will post regular stories, photos, and updates that highlight the rich history of Adams County and the day-to-day operations of ACHS. Stay tuned for more!


Check out this sensational artifact unearthed in the Gettys Tavern dig!

Learn about the man behind one of Gettysburg's most famous maps. In 1864, a rare map of burials on the Gettysburg Battlefield was published in Philadelphia under the name "S. G. Elliott." But who was Elliott, and what is the story behind this incredible resource? This article features original research on Elliott and a MAJOR discovery about Elliott's work on an entirely different battlefield- Antietam.

The stage is set for opening of the Battle of Gettysburg.

A recap of the events days before the Battle of Gettysburg.

Read chapter 6 of Elsie Singmaster's Emmeline.

Read chapter 5 of Elsie Singmaster's Emmeline.

Read chapter 4 of Elsie Singmaster's Emmeline.

Read chapter 3 of Elsie Singmaster's Emmeline.

Read chapter 2 of Elsie Singmaster's Emmeline.

Read chapter 1 of Elsie Singmaster's Emmeline.

Learn about civilian contributions during the Battle of Gettysburg.

Catch up on the latest from the Gettys Tavern dig!

Preview what you can learn about in the volume of our annual journal!

Learn about how a Liberty Bell replica was used to generate interest in the suffrage movement.

Learn about a fascinating local author!

#DiscoverYourStory - Learn how to use military records to tell the stories of veterans at our upcoming class.

Read about the fascinating life of Dr. Henry Stewart.

Check out our most recent update on the Gettys Tavern archeological dig!

Learn about out our new exciting exhibit on display at the ACNB Lincoln Square branch.

Learn about how early roads in Adams County were established.

Political divides in the 1860 presidential election lead to physical violence.

Forgotten treasures unearthed at the site of Gettys Tavern in Gettysburg.

Make an impact on your community!

Learn how the town of Gettysburg came to be founded.

A preview of what ACHS has in store for 2020.

How did children and teenagers remember the Gettysburg Address? Read a selection of chilling accounts by eyewitnesses to Lincoln's speech 156 years ago today.

Learn about innovators from Adams County.

A message from the Executive Director about this week's Adams County Community Foundation Giving Spree.

Learn about one of our rarest artifacts from the Battle of Gettysburg!

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